SWILLINGTON INGS BIRD GROUP

… All 2016 Sightings

Sightings for December

A Black-necked Grebe remained on the eastern reedbed throughout, as did eight Barnacle Geese on the ridge and furrow, up to four Water Pipits at various locations and up to four Short-eared Owls on the hillside. Six Whooper Swans dropped in on the Main Lake on 16th.

A party of nine geese on the ridge and furrow area on 19th was reported as containing Pink-foots, but when photos appeared after the birds had flown it transpired that they were actually Tundra Bean Geese – the advantage of digital photography. A Scaup flew onto the Main Lake from the river on 4th. A Long-tailed Duck was at Skelton Lake from 9th for the rest of the month.

The long-staying Great White Egret was seen on several days but also moved down to Fairburn Ings at times. Single Jack Snipes were on the reedbeds on 14th and at Skelton Marsh on 29th. An adult Yellow-legged Gull was at Skelton Lake on 29th.

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Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mute Swan N X X X X X X X X X X X
Whooper Swan N X X X   X       X X X
Tundra Bean Goose                       N
Pink-footed Goose N X X X X       X X X X
White-fronted Goose N X X                  
Greylag Goose N X X X X X X X X X X X
Canada Goose N X X X X X X X X X X X
Barnacle Goose                   N X X
Egyptian Goose N X           X X X X  
SheIduck N X X X X X X X X X X X
Mandarin         N         X    
Wigeon N X X X X X X X X X X X
Gadwall N X X X X X X X X X X X
Teal N X X X X X X X X X X X
Mallard N X X X X X X X X X X X
Pintail N X X X       X X X X X
Garganey     N X X X X X X      
Shoveler N X X X X X X X X X X X
Pochard N X X X X X X X X X X X
Tufted Duck N X X X X X X X X X X X
Scaup N X                 X  
Long-tailed Duck                       N
Common Scoter N         X   X X X X  
Goldeneye N X X X X   X X X X X X
Red-breasted Merganser N                 X    
Goosander N X X X X X X X X X X X
Red-legged Partridge N X X X X X X X X X X X
Grey Partridge N X X X X X X X X X X X
Pheasant N X X X X X X X X X X X
Gannet                 N      
Cormorant N X X X X X X X X X X X
Bittern N X X X X X X X X X X X
Little Egret N X X X X X X X X X X X
Great White Egret             N     X X X
Grey Heron N X X X X X X X X X X X
Little Grebe N X X X X X X X X X X X
Great Crested Grebe N X X X X X X X X X X X
Red-necked Grebe                   N    
Slavonian Grebe                   N X  
Black-necked Grebe     N X X X X X X X X X
Red Kite N X X X X X X X X X X X
Marsh Harrier N X X X X X X X X X X X
Hen Harrier                     N  
Sparrowhawk N X X X X X X X X X X X
Buzzard N X X X X X X X X X X X
Osprey       N X     X X      
Water Rail N X   X X X X X X X X X
Moorhen N X X X X X X X X X X X
Coot N X X X X X X X X X X X
Avocet     N X X X            
Oystercatcher N X X X X X X X        
Golden Plover N X X X X X   X X X X X
Grey Plover         N X     X X X  
Lapwing N X X X X X X X X X X X
Little Ringed Plover     N X X X X X X      
Ringed Plover   N X X X X X X X X    
Whimbrel       N X       X      
Curlew N X X X X X X X X X X X
Black-tailed Godwit   N X X X X X X X   X X
Bar-tailed Godwit               N        
Turnstone         N     X X      
Knot     N   X       X   X  
Ruff         N   X X X      
Curlew Sandpiper               N X      
Sanderling       N X   X X X      
Dunlin N X X X X X X X X X X X
Little Stint               N X      
Common Sandpiper       N X X X X X   X  
Green Sandpiper   N   X       X X X X  
Spotted Redshank               N X      
Greenshank       N X   X X X      
Wood Sandpiper         N     X X      
Redshank N X X X X X X X X X X X
Jack Snipe                 N X    
Woodcock N       X             X
Snipe N X X X X X X X X X X X
Little Tern           N            
Black Tern         N X X X        
White-winged Black Tern             N          
Sandwich Tern       N                
Common Tern       N X X X X X      
Arctic Tern       N X X   X X      
Kittiwake       N   X            
Black-headed Gull N X X X X X X X X X X X
Little Gull       N                
Mediterranean Gull   N         X       X  
Common Gull N X X X X X X X X X X X
Lesser Black-backed Gull N X X X X X X X X X X X
Herring Gull N X X X X X X X X X X X
Yellow-legged Gull       N X X X         X
Caspian Gull   N X                  
Iceland Gull N X X                  
Glaucous Gull N X   X                
Great Black-backed Gull N X X X X X X X X X X X
Stock Dove N X X X X X X X X X X X
Wood Pigeon N X X X X X X X X X X X
Collared Dove N X X X X X X X X X X X
Cuckoo       N X X X          
Barn Owl N X X X X X X X       X
Little Owl N X X X X X X          
Tawny Owl N X X X X X X       X X
Long-eared Owl N X       X X       X X
Short-eared Owl N X X X   X X     X X X
Swift       N X X X X        
Kingfisher N X X X X X X X X X X X
Green Woodpecker N X X X X X X X X X X X
Great Spotted Woodpecker N X X X X X X X X X X X
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker N   X                  
Kestrel N X X X X X X X X X X X
Red-footed Falcon         N              
Merlin       N             X  
Hobby         N X X X X X    
Peregrine N X X X X X X X X X X X
Great Grey Shrike                   N    
Magpie N X X X X X X X X X X X
Jay N X X X X X X X X X X X
Jackdaw N X X X X X X X X X X X
Rook N X X X X X X X X X X X
Carrion Crow N X X X X X X X X X X X
Raven                     N  
Goldcrest N X X X X X X X X X X X
Blue Tit N X X X X X X X X X X X
Great Tit N X X X X X X X X X X X
Coal Tit N X X X X X X X X X X X
Willow Tit N X X X X X X X X X X X
Bearded Tit N     X X X X X X X X X
Skylark N X X X X X X X X X X X
Sand Martin     N X X X X X X X    
Swallow     N X X X X X X X    
House Martin     N X X X X X X X    
Cetti’s Warbler N                 X    
Long-tailed Tit N X X X X X X X X X X X
Chiffchaff N X X X X X X X X X X X
Willow Warbler     N X X X X X X X    
Blackcap     N X X X X X X X    
Garden Warbler       N X X X   X      
Lesser Whitethroat       N X X X X X      
Whitethroat       N X X X X X      
Grasshopper Warbler       N X X X     X    
Sedge Warbler       N X X X X X      
Reed Warbler       N X X X X X X    
Nuthatch N X X X X X       X X X
Treecreeper N X X X X X       X X X
Wren N X X X X X X X X X X X
Starling N X X X X X X X X X X X
Blackbird N X X X X X X X X X X X
Fieldfare N X X             X X X
Song Thrush N X X X X X X X X X X X
Redwing N X X X           X X X
Mistle Thrush N X X X X X X X X X X X
Spotted Flycatcher         N     X X      
Robin N X X X X X X X X X X X
Whinchat       N X     X X X    
Stonechat N X X           X X X X
Wheatear     N X X       X      
Dunnock N X X X X X X X X X X X
House Sparrow N X X X X X X X X X X X
Tree Sparrow N X X X X X X X X X X X
Yellow Wagtail       N X X X X X X    
Grey Wagtail N X X X X X X X X X X X
Pied Wagtail N X X X X X X X X X X X
Richard’s Pipit N X                    
Tree Pipit         N     X        
Meadow Pipit N X X X X X X X X X X X
Rock Pipit     N                  
Water Pipit N X X X           X X X
Brambling     N X           X    
Chaffinch N X X X X X X X X X X X
Bullfinch N X X X X X X X X X X X
Greenfinch N X X X X X X X X X X X
Linnet N X X X X X X X X X X X
Lesser Redpoll N X X X   X     X X X X
Crossbill           N            
Goldfinch N X X X X X X X X X X X
Siskin N X X X       X X X X X
Yellowhammer N X X X X X X X X X X X
Reed Bunting N X X X X X X X X X X X
Monthly total 109 108 114 132 130 121 116 122 126 119 111 104
New birds (N) 109 5 13 22 10 2 2 4 2 4 2 2
New birds 2015 106 4 14 32 6 0 2 4 3 4 1 0
New birds 2014 108 5 16 25 12 3 2 4 3 0 3 1
New birds 2013 114 5 7 32 6 1 2 2 4 6 3 1
New birds 2012 108 12 14 22 8 1 1 3 1 2 4 0
New birds 2011 112 4 9 29 12 0 1 1 6 3 1 0
New birds 2010 105 4 14 26 6 1 1 3 7 5 2 2
New birds 2009 103 7 10 30 10 1 2 1 2 0 0 1
New Birds 2008 102 11 7 28 7 1 0 3 3 1 4 1
                         
Cumulative total for year 109 114 127 149 159 161 163 167 169 173 175 177
Cumulative total 2015 106 110 124 156 162 162 164 168 171 175 176 176
Cumulative total 2014 108 113 129 154 166 169 171 175 178 178 181 182
Cumulative total 2013 114 119 126 158 164 165 167 169 173 179 182 182
Cumulative total 2012 108 120 134 156 164 165 166 169 170 172 176 176
Cumulative total 2011 112 116 125 154 166 166 167 171 177 180 181 181
Cumulative total 2010 105 109 123 149 155 156 157 160 167 172 174 176
Cumulative total 2009 103 110 120 150 160 161 163 164 166 166 166 167
Cumulative total 2008 102 113 120 148 155 156 156 159 162 163 167 168
                         
                         
Sub-species/races                        
                         
Continental Cormorant X X X X X X X X X X    
Black-headed Wagtail       X                
Blue-headed Wagtail       X                
White Wagtail       X X              

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